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Irish Boy Names

A comprehensive guide to Irish Boy Names. Find the perfect Irish, Celtic or Gaelic boys name!

Choosing an Irish name for the new male addition to a family has become an extremely popular choice in recent years. Irish boy names such as Patrick and Sean, although traditional old Irish names are once again growing in popularity as people of Irish heritage all over the world want to continue their heritage by naming their boys in memory of their own family members.

Find out about the traditional protocols for naming male and female Irish family members!

Irish Boy Names
Different spellings are often used for boy names as well as the Gaelic version of the name. Instead of Kieran, parents  are choosing Ciaran (Keer-ann), The spelling for Ryan is often changed to the Irish form 'Rian' and pronunced (Ree-ann) - a beautiful and popular boy name meaning 'Little King'. The popular boys name Rory is now often spelt using the its traditional Irish Gaelic form of Ruairi, pronounced (Roar-Ree).

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Irish Boy Names - Naming Convention
Traditionally the following protocol was used to name male members of the family but more often nowadays, the name is used as a middle name instead of a first name:

  • The First born son is named after the paternal grandfather (father's father)

  • The Second son is named after the maternal grandfather (mother's father)

  • The Third son is named after the father

  • The Fourth son is named after her father's oldest brother (Uncle)

  • Subsequent male children can be named as the parent pleases!

Top 10 List of Irish Boy Names
The following list of the top ten Irish boy names found in Ireland today including the pronunciation of the name:

  • Oisin (Osh-een)

  • Cian (Kee-an)

  • Daragh (Da-ra)

  • Daithi (Doth-ee)

  • Odhran (Or-ann)

  • Ruairi (Roar-ree)

  • Eoin (Owe-ann)

  • Tadhg (Tai-G)

  • Fionn (Finn)

  • Ciaran (Keer-ann)

Irish Boy Names - List
Our list of top Irish boy names on our desktop site provides a great selection of the most popular Irish boy names. If you are looking something different or unusual, then the list of Irish Boy Names provides traditional yet unique ideas for boy names. Hopefully the following list of Irish, Celtic and Gaelic boy names will help you select the perfect name for the new member of your family.

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